Tuesday, October 28

THREAD Trunk Show

Don't miss out on this great event. All day Friday and Saturday 10/31-11/1 We are offering 15% off on all Thread Bridesmaid Dresses. We will have their entire past collections PLUS the yet to be unveiled 2009 collection [ pictured above ] courtesy of Brides.com

The new collection features new fabrics, new styles and new price points!!! Ring us today to schedule your weekend appointment: 203.354.9791

Monday, October 27

Real Wedding Alex + Nazz

Congratulations to Alex and Nazz who were married on September 20th, and celebrated their wedding reception at The Stamford Yacht Club. They were such a wonderful couple to work with and Alex was amazing with all of the wedding details - she would be a fantastic wedding planner!

Alex and Nazz arrived at The Yacht Club by Boat and were greeted by their guests on the dock.

LinkThe Bridal Party arrived right after them, dressed in their Vera Wang Bridesmaid Dresses and Blue Tux Shoes.

One of the flower girls enjoying the view.

Cocktail Hour on the Back Lawn

The Bridal Party traveled in this great Trolley all day and night! So much fun. As I was driving to Alex's house in the morning I passed the Trolley on " the connector" mapping out his route before picking anyone up -- imagine a driver who takes the time to get the directions right before his contracted time. Fabulous service.

Reception Decor..... Pale Blue Irish Linen with Stark White Overlays , Tinted Green Flutes and Gorgeous Hydrangea Centerpieces provided by Jessica's Country Flowers.

The top three photographs and last image were taken by Jon Videler.

Catch Up

What an amazing past two weeks I have had.....so very many things to catch up on. What's on tap: Trip to Orlando at Engage 08 Recap , NYC Bridal Market Review, Our Window Contest Winner , and so many events happening in the Salon this month.

Stay Tuned!

Friday, October 17

SAMPLE SALE | November 15th, 50% off ALL DAY

TRE will be hosting a sample sale on November 15th from 10am-6pm. No appointments are necessary. All dresses including : Cymbeline, Amy Michelson, Amy Kuschel, Simone Carvalli, Thread , Badgley Mischka, Jane Wang and more are included. We are also including our Accessories in this Sale so even if you have a dress already, stop by to find the perfect accessories to complete you wedding day wardrobe.

Preview Cocktail Party | Friday , November 14th from 5-7pm . Join us to preview these *almost new* dresses, share a glass of wine and meet other brides and industry professionals in a casual and fun setting. Kindly ring us to let us know if you will be stopping by on Friday -203.354.9791

Thursday, October 16

Guest Count Commitments

A quick tip to consider as you are selecting your reception site this year..... We have recently seen a greater decrease in guest counts at our weddings. It has always been the norm to expect a 15% drop off from your original guest list but that number is now fluctuating.

With so many families and friends that are based around the globe it may be more financially difficult for them to travel this year. Of course we hope this is not the case for you- but realistically it would be prudent to make sure that your guest commitments are on the lower side to avoid paying more than you need to with your venue [ you can always increase your guest count later].

Food for thought!

Style our Window !

Welcome to a new weekly segment on the TRE blog. Each week we will feature Three Wedding Dresses and ask you our wonderful readers to pick the dress that will be featured in our storefront window for that week.

We want to hear from everyone: our brides, wedding parties, planners, designers, photographers, other bloggers etc...

Be sure to check back later in the week to view a photo of the winning dress in our Studio Window!

Window Options for our Premiere Week

Dress #1 - Agadir by Cymbeline Paris

A Stunning Lace Dress with a Mermaid Silhouette and a Gorgeous Sweep Train

Dress # 2 Kitty by Amy Kuschel

A Fabulous English Laser Cut Fit to Flair Silhouette with Covered Buttons down the entire back of the Dress

Dress # 3 Darling by Amy Michelson

A Breathtaking Silk Organza with Organza Rosebud Detailing

Please comment on the Dress you want to see featured. Voting will end on Sunday, October 17th and the Dress will be in our featured window until the following Sunday.

Thank you for helping to Style our Windows!!!!

Wednesday, October 15

Style me Pretty

Thanks to the team at Style me Pretty for posting images from one of our recent weddings for pink week!
Images by Justin Marantz

Tuesday, October 7

Retail Therapy

Ladies Night Out | Shopping + Wine Tasting
Thursday, October 23  6-9pm

5 wines to taste...5 stores with spectacular fall savings

Your "mobile" wine tasting begins at Sweet Rexie's.  Each store will offer a unique selection of wines as well as special shopping discounts!

Sweet Rexie's - 136 Washington Street
La Moda Clothing - 119 Washington Street
Sassafras Gifts + Home Decor - 114 Washington Street
Traci Romano Events - 50 Water Street
Ayden's Closet - 50 Water Street

The fee is $25/pp in advance, $30/pp day of event
Bring a friend or two!

Space is limited... Reservations Required!
Reservations can be made at:  Twisted Vine

Sunday, October 5

Congratulations to Katie + Colin

This amazing wedding was documented by the dynamic team of Justin and Mary Marantz

This is one of my favorite photographs - can't you just feel the love ?
Yes, a little rain - and a little wind - but w/out it we wouldn't have this great photo!!!
On the dock behind their Stonington Home - Beautiful!~

Katie's mom- Brenda, who I had the extreme pleasure of planning this wedding with - one of the best women I have ever met!
Katie's bouquet as crafted by Yumiko Fletcher from Hana Floral Designs

A solo shot of her stunning Vera Wang

Okay - if you didn't feel the love in the first photo --- a tear jerker with Katie and her Dad

...more to come!

Saturday, October 4

Engage!08 | The Encore

I am so excited to be heading to Orlando, Florida on October 14th for Engaging Concepts | Engage!08 - a high impact wedding business symposium!

Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts have scheduled an unbelievable day of presentations and inspiration lead by Rebecca and many other wedding luxury leaders including:Sylvia Weinstock
,Sean Low[ President of Preston Bailey Designs ], Carly Roney and David Liu , Bee Kim , Eda Kalkay , Simon T. Bailey [ author of Release Your Brilliance ] , and Jill Meister a Producer from The CBS Early Show.

The last symposium they held had over 85 participants from 5 Countries and more than 17 States. I can't wait to network with so many wonderful wedding professionals.

Engage 08 is being held at The Ritz Carlton in Orlando! To learn more visit : Engage!08 - the website and/or Engage!08 - the blog .

Wednesday, October 1

Brides.com Market Party

Thank you to Brain Winthrop from Big Wave Entertainment for these great photo's from last nights party...... and of course for the superb lighting and draping!

Entrance to PartyOne of our favorite Amy Michelson Dresses at The Salon

The Lounge

Main Room and one of Yumiko Fletcher's great Floral DesignsMain Room

Disc Jockey

More photo's to come as I upload and receive them....stay tuned!
Thanks to everyone for such a fun party.